‘England have to give him a long run’ - Michael Vaughan approves Zak Crawley after Sydney efforts

‘England have to give him a long run’ – Michael Vaughan approves Zak Crawley after Sydney efforts

Zak Crawley, who opened the innings for England, made 77 runs in SCG.

Zak Crawley
Zak Crawley. (Photo Source: Twitter)

England managed to draw the fourth Ashes Test in Sydney and made 270 runs for the loss of nine wickets in the second innings while chasing a target of 388 runs. Zak Crawley, who opened the innings for England, made 77 runs before getting dismissed by Cameron Green. Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow also played significant knocks to help England play the entire day five.

Crawley replaced Rory Burns during the third Test played in Melbourne. His comeback was not very successful as he could make only 12 and 5 runs in the first and the second innings of the match. Crawley last played a Test match in August 2021 against India. He had an awful 2021 as he averaged only 10 in eight matches.

Former English captain Michael Vaughan praised Crawley for his batting efforts. He suggested that the team management should give him a long run in Test cricket. He also called Crawley the future of the English batting unit.

”Real promise from Zak Crawley. There’s the future for England. He must be given a long run, opening the batting. This is the player England have to give a long run in the side,” Vaughan said during an interaction with Fox Cricket.

Zak Crawley can seriously play and deserves a long run, says Michael Vaughan

Vaughan also took to Twitter to shower some praises on Crawley for playing a match-saving knock in the Sydney Test. He mentioned that Crawley is one positive aspect of this Ashes series which England have already lost. Vaughan wrote:

“Zak Crawley can seriously play … Not many positives from this Tour but he is certainly one who needs to be given a long run in this Test team.”

Crawley made his Test debut in November 2019 against New Zealand. The year 2020 was the best for him as he made 580 runs in seven matches at an average of 52.72. His highest score came against Pakistan during the first innings of the Southampton Test in August 2020 when he made 267 runs and helped England post a total of 583 runs. The score of 77 runs in the Sydney Test is his second-best score in his Test career.